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How does one think about the “off-diagonal” part of the $R$-matrix?

The universal $R$-matrix of a quantized universal enveloping algebra is typically written as the product of two terms, one only involving elements of the Cartan, and one only involving elements of the ...
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What is the current state of generalizations Noether's theorem?

The well-known Noether's theorem is a vital tool in classical physics. But it assumes some hypothesis, many of which could be removed by a detailed look. So my question is: In what directions has ...
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$q$-Deformed Quillen–Suslin Theorem for the Quantum Vector Spaces?

Define n-quantum vector space to be the algebra $$ {\mathbb C}_q^n := \mathbb{C}< x_i ~ | ~ i =1, \ldots, N>/<x_i x_j = q x_j x_i ~ | ~ i< j>. $$ For $q=1$, we get the usual polynomial ...
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Combinatorics of Quantum Schubert Polynomials

Let $S_n$ be the symmetric group. Let $s_i$ denote the adjacent transposition $(i \ i+1)$. For any permutation $w\in S_n$, an expression $w=s_{i_1}s_{i_2}\cdots s_{i_p}$ of minimal possible length is ...
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Generalising the $L^2$-Norm to Compact Quantum Groups

For a compact quantum group (in the sense) of Woronowicz, we have a noncommutative $C^*$-algebra replacing ${\mathbb C}(G)$. This $C^*$-algebra is endowed with a linear functional generalizing the ...
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exceptional cases in Kazhdan-Lusztig

The Kazhdan-Lusztig story doesn't apply to the four exceptional cases $(E_6)_1$, $(E_7)_1$, $(E_8)_1$, $(E_8)_2$ (see this earlier question of mine). What's special about those cases?
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Number of Irreducible Representations of $U_q(n)$ of Dimension $n$?

For quantum group $U_q(n)$, is it true that it has exactly two non-isomorphic irreducible corepresentations with dimension $n$, and that one is the dual of the other? I know result is in the Chapter ...
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$\text{Rep}(D(G))$ as representation category of a vertex operator algebra

The category of representations $\text{Rep}(D(G))$ of the quantum double of a finite group is well-known to be a modular tensor category. Can these modular tensor categories also be obtained as ...
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Reference request: Lusztig's symmetries

Let $W$ be the Weyl group of a simple algebraic group $G$. The Artin braid group $Br_{\mathfrak{g}}$ is generated by the $T_i$ , $i \in I$ such that for all $i, j \in I$, \begin{align} ...
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The coproducts $\mathbb{C}_q[U] \to \mathbb{C}_q[U] \otimes \mathbb{C}_q[U]$ and $\mathbb{C}[U] \to \mathbb{C}[U] \otimes \mathbb{C}[U]$

A coproduct $\varphi: \mathbb{C}_q[U] \to \mathbb{C}_q[U] \otimes \mathbb{C}_q[U]$ is given by: $x \mapsto 1 \times x + x \otimes 1$, where $x$ is a generator of $\mathbb{C}_q[U]$. There is a ...
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References about reality of minimal affinizations of quantum affine algebras

Let $U_q(\widehat{\mathfrak{g}})$ be the quantum affine algebra associated to a complex simple Lie algebra $\mathfrak{g}$. A simple module $M$ of $U_q(\widehat{\mathfrak{g}})$ is called real if $M ...
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The convolution on a semisimple finite quantum groupoid

Let $\mathbb{A}$ be a finite dim. weak Hopf $C^*$-algebra (or semisimple finite quantum groupoid) and $\hat{\mathbb{A}}$ its dual. Let the Fourier transform $\mathcal{F}: \mathbb{A} \to ...
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Groups, quantum groups and (fill in the blank)

In the study of special functions there are three levels of objects, classical, basic and elliptic. These correspond to classical hypergeometric functions, basic (q-) hypergeometric functions, and ...
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quantum groups… not via presentations

Given a semisimple Lie algebra $\mathfrak g$ with Cartan matrix $a_{ij}$, the quantum group $U_q(\mathfrak g)$ is usually defined as the $\mathbb Q(q)$-algebra with generators $K_i$, $E_i$, $F_i$ (the ...
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Why hasn't anyone proved that the two standard approaches to quantizing Chern-Simons theory are equivalent?

The two standard approaches to the quantization of Chern-Simons theory are geometric quantization of character varieties, and quantum groups plus skein theory. These two approaches were both first ...
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In Algebraic Compact Quantum Groups, is an Irreducible Corepresentation equivalent to its Conjugate?

A quantum group $A$ here is an algebraic compact quantum group --- a Hopf*-algebra with a Haar State. Here $\hat{A}$ is the set of linear functionals $\{\mathcal{F(a)}:a\in A\}$ of the form ...
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How to interpret sections over the $SU(2)$ character variety as sections over the $SL(2,\mathbb{C})$ character variety?

The motivation for this question comes from the Volume Conjecture of Kashaev-Murakami-Murakami. The Jones family of invariants of knots and $3$-manifolds can all be defined using $SU(2)$ and some ...
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Clebsch Gordan coefficients of compact quantum groups

Consider a compact quantum group $G$. Let $a, b$ and $c$ be irreducible unitary corepresentations and assume that $c$ is contained in $a \otimes b$. Let $U$ be the intertwiner from the representation ...
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Deformation quantization of a closed Riemann surface with genus >1

Quantization of of an elliptic curve can be done in different ways. In C^*-algebraic version, one can start with the C^*-algebra ...
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What are the differences and relations between R matrices solutions of Quantum Yang-Baxter equations and set-theoretical solutions of QYBE?

What are the differences and relations between R matrices solutions of Quantum Yang-Baxter equations and set-theoretical solutions of QYBE? Is it possible to write set-theoretical solutions of Quantum ...
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Status of the analog of the Haar measure on quantum groups

In (Masuda, Nakagami, Woronowicz)'s paper, in the introduction, the authors mentioned the deficiency common to both their and (Kusterman, Vaes)'s approach regarding the Haar state (or Haar measure ...
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Comodule analogue for statement that a faithful representation of an affine group scheme generates all

If $V$ is a faithful finite dimensional representation of an affine group scheme $G$ over a field $k$, then every finite dimensional representation of $G$ is isomorphic to a subquotient of $\otimes^n ...
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Changing Left Comodules into Right Comodules via the Antipode, and Comodule Tensor Products

Let $H$ be a Hopf algebra, with invertible antipode, and let $(M,\Delta_M)$ and $(N,\Delta_N)$ be two left $H$-comodules. Now as we all know, we have a left $H$-comodule structure on the tensor ...
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When is Rep(U_q(g)) invariant under q -> -q and why?

Since this is a question about quantum groups, let me first fix notation. In this question I use the conventions from this paper of Sawin. (That particular paper conveniently lists in the ...
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Isomorphism Between $U_{h}(\frak{sl}_3)$ and $U({\frak sl}_3)[[h]]$

I take the following from Klimyk and Schmudgen's book Quantum Groups Page 167: Proposition For $\frak{g}$ a complex semi-simple Lie algebra, there is an isomorphism $\phi$ of the $h$-adic algebra ...
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The Irreducible Corepresentations of the eight-dimensional Kac-Paljutkin Quantum Group

I asked this question on Math.Stack but have not had any answers. Question What are the irreducible corepresentations of the eight-dimensional Kac-Paljutkin Quantum Group, $A$? The trivial ...
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What's the state of affairs concerning the identification between quantum group reps at root of unity, and positive energy affine Lie algebra reps?

In his paper [1], Finkelberg used Kazhdan-Lusztig's massive work [4,5,6,7,8] to prove that $Rep^{ss}(U_q\mathfrak g)$ (the semisimplification of the category of finite dimensional reps of ...
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Kauffman's state model for the Alexander polynomial, via representation theory

I've been reading Oleg Viro's paper on "quantum relatives of the Alexander polynomial" (arXiv:math/0204290), which, among other more general things, derives state-sum formulas for the Alexander ...
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Why should affine lie algebras and quantum groups have equivalent representation theories?

Let $\mathfrak{g}$ be a simple lie algebra over $\mathbb{C}$ and let $\hat{\mathfrak{g}}$ be the Kac-Moody algebra obtained as the canonical central extension of the algebraic loop algebra ...
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pointed Hopf algebra

Is that true that any pointed Hopf algebra is quantum group? Thanks!
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Quantum-Jimbo Algebras: Why Such Fuss About Roots of Unity?

Coming from a Lie algebraic background, I'm trying to branch onto quantum group theory. The divide I see all the time, is $q$ a root of unity or $q$ not a root of unity. I am wondering why is this? If ...
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Categorifying the equality of product and coproduct of symmetric functions

Littlewood-Richardson coefficients are both multiplicities of $GL_n$ tensor products, and of restrictions of $GL_{m+n}$ representations to $GL_m \times GL_n$. I want to turn this equality of numbers ...
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Abel's five terms relation from Yang-Baxter equation?

Can the famous Abel's five terms relation satisfied by the dilogarithm be derived from (a particular case of) the theory of Yang-Baxter equations? If yes, how? Thanks for any help.
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PBW basis and canonical basis

Consider the example of $\mathfrak{g} = sl_3$. Then $$ \mathfrak{g} = \mathfrak{n} \oplus \mathfrak{h} \oplus \mathfrak{n}^{-}, $$ where $\mathfrak{n}$ is generated by $E_{12}, E_{13}, E_{23}$, ...
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Algebraic Groups, Modules, and Comodules

Background: Let $H$ be a finitely generated commutative Hopf $k$-algebra, where $k$ is a field of non-zero characteristic. For $$ \widehat{H} := \text{Alg}_k\{H; k\}, $$ we recall (see Abe Chapter 4 ...
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Does the standard Podlés sphere have a quasitriangular Hopf algebra structure? Do quantum homogeneous spaces have one in general?

Function spaces on (classical) homogeneous spaces can have a bialgebra structure: Take $S^2$ to be the unital, associative algebra generated by $x, y, z$ with the relation $x^2 + y^2 + z^2 = 1$ and ...
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Mistake in Wikipedia Entry “Coalgebra”

Consider the following quote from the Wikipedia entry Coalgebra: The kernel of every coalgebra morphism $f : C_1 \to C_2$ is a coideal in $C_1$, and the image is a subcoalgebra of $C_2$. I can't ...
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Compact Quantum Groups and the Existence of the Classical Haar Measure

Before I state my question, let me provide the definition of a compact quantum group. Definition: An ordered pair $ \mathscr{G} = (\mathscr{A},\Phi) $ is called a compact quantum group if ...
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“Quantum Littlewood-Richardson” Rule?

Let $\frak{g}$ be a complex semi-simple Lie algebra, and $\lambda,\mu \in P^+$ two positive dominant weights with corresponding irreducible representations $V(\lambda)$ and $V(\mu)$. The tensor ...
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Is there a quantum group or loop group description of a braided monoidal 2-category giving Khovanov homology?

Recall that there are (at least) two ways to describe the modular tensor category that $3$-dimensional Chern-Simons (with gauge group $G$ and level $k$) assigns to a circle: one involving ...
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What is the multiplicative unitary for SU_q(2) (or other quantum groups)?

Consider a (von Neumann algebraic) locally compact quantum group $(M, \Delta, \phi, \psi)$ where the von Neumann algebra $M$ is realized as operators on the Hilbert space $H$. There is a ...
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States and extremal states of quantum SU(2) and the Podleś sphere

Is there any description (preferably somehow related to the original generators) for the state space (as in C*-algebras) of quantum SU(2) and the Podleś sphere? If so (this is pushing my luck) are the ...
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Introduction to deformation theory (of algebras)?

So I know that the idea of deformation theory underlies the concept of quantum groups; I haven't found any single introduction to quantum groups that makes me fully satisfied that I have some kind of ...
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Is multiplication continuous in quantum-SU(2) with respect to the $L^2$-norm

For the Hopf $\ast$-algebra ${\cal O}_q(SU(2)$, with its unique Haar measure $h$, we have an inner product, and a norm, on ${\cal O}_q(SU(2))$ defined by $$ <x,y> : = h(xy^*), ...
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When does a monoidal functor between ribbon categories preserve cups and caps, but not necessarily braidings?

Imagine a monoidal functor between ribbon categories (i.e. monoidal, with a braiding, a twist and compatible left and right duals). An important example would be the restriction functor from the ...
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Is the representation category of quantum groups at root of unity visibly unitary?

Let $\mathfrak g$ be a simple Lie algebra. By taking the specialization at $q^\ell=1$ of a certain integral version¹ of the quantum group $U_q(\mathfrak g)$, and by considering a certain quotient ...
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Canonical basis of quantum groups

I am trying to understand the canonical basis of quantum groups and different ways to construct the canonical basis of quantum groups. In the comments of Lusztig's papers, the paper [92], CANONICAL ...
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quantum deformations of tensor category

I was told that, if I understand correctly, that the enveloping algebra of semisimple Lie algebra admits one family of quantum deformation as Hopf algebra, which was proved by Drinfeld. Anyone can ...
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Reference request: “duality” relations between $U_q(\mathfrak{g})$, $O_q(G)$ and $O_q(G^*)$

Let $\mathfrak{g}$ be a bialgebra, $\mathfrak{g}^*$ its dual, and $G$ and $G^*$ the corresponding connected simply-connected Poisson-Lie groups. I have repeatedly heard claims of the following ...